US Growth Falters Amid Consumer, Business Caution

WASHINGTON—The U.S. economy stumbled out of a embankment in 2016 as consumers and businesses showed renewed signs of caution, underscoring a disproportionate enlargement that has been a hallmark of a scarcely seven-year expansion.

Gross domestic product, a extended magnitude of mercantile output, modernized during a 0.5% seasonally practiced annualized rate in a initial quarter, a Commerce Department pronounced Thursday. That was a misfortune opening in two…

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